A complete history of Steve's various bands from 1979 to the present
THE CORSHAM GROUP: early 1976
Steve's first 'band'. They jammed with no intentions of forming a proper group.
JOHN RIGGS: Lead guitar. (JUMP STREET)
STEVE LINES: Rhythm guitar.
IAN DAY: Bass (JUMP STREET)

RAVEN #1: Mid 1976 to late 1976
Formed when Steve started at Swindon Art College. They rehearsed mostly in living rooms, kitchens and garden sheds and could hardly play their instruments!
STEVE LINES: Lead guitar.
DAVE SEAL: Rhythm guitar.
MARK ARBUCKLE: Drums.
NICK DAWKINS: Bass. (sacked and hasn't played since.)

RAVEN #2: Late 1976 to mid 1977
The band split to get rid of the bassist and then a week later reform as a three piece. Guitar lessons do little to improve the standard of playing and the band still struggle. The band spent more time photographing themselves than they did playing!
STEVE LINES: Rhythm guitar.
DAVE SEAL: Lead guitar.
MARK ARBUCKLE: Drums.

THE INDICATORS #1: Mid 1977 to early 1978
Steve introduces the rest of the band to The Ramones and punk rock. They change their name and Steve moves to bass. They still can't find a vocalist.
STEVE LINES: Bass.
DAVE SEAL: Guitar.
MARK ARBUCKLE: Drums.

THE INDICATORS #2: Early 1978 to mid 1978
The band had actually manages to get a gig so they draft roadie and fan Nick Beard in on vocals. The gig never materialised however and Nick left the band.
STEVE LINES: Lead guitar.
DAVE SEAL: Rhythm guitar.
MARK ARBUCKLE: Drums.
NICK BEARD: Vocals. (Quits music)

THE INDICATORS #3: Mid 1978
The band rehearsed in a basement in Swindon and were classed as noise pollution by Swindon Town Council. The sacking of the drummer left Dave and Steve with no rehearsal place.
STEVE LINES: Bass.
DAVE SEAL: Guitar.
MARK ARBUCKLE: Drums. (THE MODEL)

THE INDICATORS #4: Late 1978
Struggled on as a duo rehearsing in Steve's bedroom but finally called it a day when they couldn't get a decent drummer or vocalist. THE INDICATORS wrote three original songs: Kitchen, Jigsaw and Tomorrow Is Today.
STEVE LINES: Bass.
DAVE SEAL: Guitar. (STICKY WICKET)

STEVE LINES Late 1978, early 1979. Steve jams with various college bands such as THE IVY TUMULTY BLUES BAND and THE MODEL and occasional jams with members of Calne bands THE SECOND COMING and THE SCRATCH BAND.

THE VISITORS: September 1979 to November 1979
Had about four or five rehearsals and nearly played a gig in Bath. The drummer couldn't spell his own name and was only 15. Nigel Easton was a member of THE SCRATCH BAND.
STEVE LINES: Bass.
NIGEL EASTON: Guitar.
PAUL RICHARDSON: Vocals. (Back to Corsham bands)
NEIL FREEGARD: Drums. (Back to Corsham bands)

THE GUESTS: September 1979 to October 1979
Formed by Nigel Easton and Steve Lines to support THE MODEL at a gig in Swindon. Phil Smith and Simon Bewley were members of THE SCRATCH BAND at this time. They played one gig at The Greyhound, Swindon on November 14th. This was Steve's first gig
STEVE LINES: Bass.
NIGEL EASTON: Lead guitar.
PHIL SMITH: Rhythm guitar/vocals. (THE SCRATCH BAND)
SIMON BEWLEY: Drums. (THE SCRATCH BAND)

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVERN: March 1980 to May 1980
A one-off band formed for a gig at The Trenchard Club, Compton Bassett in May. John Winch ran a pub which was the sole reason he was in the band. Stef Hardie and Hugh Kirkbride came from THE SECOND COMING who split in July 1980. Steve Lines and Glen Kitley were sacked for "not taking the band seriously enough" and the remaining five members continued for three more gigs as THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE.
STEVE LINES: Rhythm guitar/bass.
GLEN KITLEY: Vocals. (Quits music)
JOHNNY (FENDER) WINCH: Rhythm guitar.  (THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE)
NIGEL EASTON: Lead guitar. (THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE)
HUGH KIRKBRIDE: Bass. (THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE)
ROD GOODWAY: Vocals. (THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE)
STEF HARDIE: Drums. (THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE)

THE UNINVITED #1: March 1981
Steve has a rehearsal with Dave Seal who is putting together STICKY WICKET and another with Chippenham Punk band RADIATION SICKNESS.This second rehearsal prompts RADIATION SICKNESS to sack their bass player and Steve joins instead. In the process they loose their vocalist and change their name. Their first rehearsal is as a three piece without vocalist Keith Jeffries, who never did show up.
STEVE LINES: Bass.
STEVE CASE: Guitar.
JEFF GRUNDY: Drums.

THE UNINVITED #2: April 1981 to June 1981
A vocalist was found in the shape of Richard Wicks (from TERMINAL 7) and the band rehearsed in Compton Bassett Village Hall and did two gigs before Steve Case left the band to work in Crawley.
STEVE LINES: Bass.
STEVE CASE: Guitar. (THE CREEPY CRAWLIES)
JEFF GRUNDY: Drums. (THE CREEPY CRAWLIES)
RICHARD WICKS: Vocalist. (Moved to Oxford)

STEVE LINES does very little for most of 1982. In October he tries to form a 'glam rock' band called THE MYSTERY GIRLS with Mark Angell (MAXIMUM ATTACK), Nigel Easton (THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE) and Dave Seal (STICKY WICKET). The band falls apart leaving Steve and Dave. They continue to write songs and link up again with Steve Case and Jeff Grundy.

THE CREEPY CRAWLIES: November 1982 to December 1982
This line up has a couple of rehearsals before falling apart. Dave Seal joins and Nick Barnes leaves to move to Bristol. This leaves the three original members of THE UNINVITED but they don't rehearse due to transport problems and call it a day.
STEVE LINES: Bass.
STEVE CASE: Guitar. (Quits music)
DAVE SEAL: Guitar. (THE GENERALS)
NICK BARNES: Vocals. (Quits music)
JEFF GRUNDY: Drums. (Back to Chippenham bands)

Throughout early 1983 STEVE LINES writes and records demos with singer/songwriter Jerry Johnson and they slowly build up a set of original material.

BONE IDOL: January 1983 to June 1983
They play an ad hoc gig on June 26th at a garden party in Hilmarton and play the "Mutant Rock" party the next evening at Compton Bassett.
STEVE LINES: Guitar.
JERRY JOHNSON: Vocals.

STEVE LINES also writes with Mark Angell during the first half of 1983 with plans to form a band called ROOM 101. In March they decide on a name change to THE VICTIMS OF CIRCUMSTANCE.

Various line-ups rehearse featuring Colin Fielding (guitar),  Peter Heginbotham (Bass),  Mike Russell (drums), Steve Lines (guitar) and Mark Angell (Vocals). Mark Angell sacks Steve because he shouts at band members!

April: Colin Fielding quits. Angell re-instates Steve on bass after Peter Heginbotham looses interest. Leroy Lugg and Bod join but never make it to a rehearsal.

In May Leroy Lugg leaves and Lines, Angell and Bod start rehearsing on a regular basis. Nick Barnes is tried out unsuccessfully as a keyboard player.

THE VICTIMS: May 1983 to June 1983
THE VICTIMS OF CIRCUMSTANCE shorten their name with the departure of Fielding, Heginbotham and Russell. They manage to play one gig before splitting.
STEVE LINES: Bass/Guitar.
MARK ANGELL: Vocals. (THE FAX)
BOD: Bass. (BASTARD SQUAD)
SIMON BEWLEY: Drums. (WHITE HEAT)

STEVE LINES does nothing for the whole of 1984. In June 1985 he joins Kev Barber's heavy metal band who are looking for a bassist

DOCTOR'S POND #1: May 1985 to June 1985
Rehearse in The London Road Inn, Calne and write original material. Kev Barber is the main singer/songwriter for the band. Steve comes up with the name DOCTOR'S POND which nobody else seems to like but is used anyway.
STEVE LINES: Bass.
KEV BARBER: Vocals/Lead guitar.
DAVE YOUNG: Rhythm guitar.
MIKE BAGGS: Drums.

DOCTOR'S POND #2: July 1985
Rehearsals continue in The London Road Inn and Shelly Saw joins as backing vocalist.
STEVE LINES: Bass.
KEV BARBER: Vocals/Lead guitar.
DAVE YOUNG: Rhythm guitar.
MIKE BAGGS: Drums.
SHELLY SAW: Vocals.

THE UNGRATEFUL DEAD: June 1985 to July 1985
Formed to play at the "Mardenbeat Summer Fun" party. Neither Mike Humphreys or Vance Provins had been in a band before and Steve hadn't played a gig for over two years! Tim Goodwin, the drummer, joined them on-stage and it was the first time the rest of the band had ever met him!
STEVE LINES: Guitar.
MIKE HUMPHREYS: Vocals. (BASTARD SQUAD)
VANCE PROVINS: Vocals.
TIM GOODWIN: Drums.

DOCTOR'S POND #3: July 1985 to August 1985
American drummer Tim Goodwin, who is a military cop at Greenham Common, joins the band and Mike Baggs is sacked. Rehearsals move to Kev Barber's garage.
STEVE LINES: Bass.
KEV BARBER: Vocals/Lead guitar.
DAVE YOUNG: Rhythm guitar
TIM GOODWIN: Drums.
SHELLY SAW: Vocals. (DOCTOR'S POND #5)

BASTARD SQUAD: August 1985
Thrown together the night before their only gig. The bassist was recruited in the pub and given a tape of songs the next morning. They turned up, uninvited to play a support slot at a gig at The White Hart, Calne on August 3rd.
STEVE LINES: Guitar.
MIKE HUMPHREYS: Vocals.
TIM GOODWIN: Drums.
BOD: Bass.

DOCTOR'S POND #4: August 1985
Played an impromptu gig at The White Hart, Calne on August 3rd, when it looked like BASTARD SQUAD vocalist Mike Humphreys wasn't going to turn up. Nobody was more surprised than band members Dave Young and Shelly Saw who were standing at the bar when "their" band started playing...
STEVE LINES: Bass.
KEV BARBER: Vocals/Guitar
TIM GOODWIN: Drums.

THE MYSTERY GIRLS: August 1985
A line-up and name change and BASTARD SQUAD become THE MYSTERY GIRLS in a cheap attempt to pull in the punters by giving the impression there might be females in the band. They play one gig before evolving once again.
STEVE LINES: Guitar.
MIKE HUMPHREYS: Vocals. (THE CHAOS BROTHERS#1)
TIM GOODWIN: Drums.
Plus guests:
ROD GOODWAY: Guitar/Vocals. (THE DOCTOR'S POND #1)
DARREN MORGAN: Vocals/Tin tray. (THE CHAOS BROTHERS#1)

DOCTOR'S POND #5: August 1985
The band continue to rehearse in the garage. Shelly Saw leaves and Steve is finally persuaded to change the name by the rest of the band.
STEVE LINES: Bass.
KEV BARBER: Vocals/Lead guitar.
DAVE YOUNG: Rhythm guitar.
TIM GOODWIN: Drums.
SHELLY SAW: Vocals. (Quits music)

NIGHTSHIFT: August 1985 to October 1985
Rejoicing under a new name the band manage to play two gigs before splitting "due to musical differences". Mike Humphreys replaces Kev Barber and the band continue as THE CHAOS BROTHERS.
STEVE LINES: Bass.
KEV BARBER: Vocals/Lead guitar
DAVE YOUNG: Rhythm guitar.
TIM GOODWIN: Drums.

THE DOCTOR'S POND #1: August 1985 to November 1985
With the original DOCTOR'S POND rejecting the name in favour of NIGHTSHIFT Steve decided to keep it alive and put another band together called THE DOCTOR'S POND. They play their first gig at Roundway Down on August 31st (with NIGHTSHIFT)
STEVE LINES: Bass/Guitar.
KEITH WILSON: Bass.
ROD GOODWAY: Vocals/Slide guitar. (THE TRYP)
SIMON BEWLEY: Drums
TIM GOODWIN: Drums.

THE CHAOS BROTHERS #1: October 1985 to November 1985
Another name change for Steve and Mike, but this one would stick. The line-up would change when Tim returned to the USA.
STEVE LINES: Guitar.
MIKE HUMPHREYS: Vocals.
DAVE YOUNG: Bass.
TIM GOODWIN: Drums. (returned to the USA)

THE TRYP/THE DOCTOR'S POND #2: September 1985 to January 1986
Steve and Rod guested with THE TRYP when they played their one and only Calne gig, joining in on their classic "Purple Dreams & Tambourines". Rod, Paul and Steve each wrote and recorded a song titled "The Doctor's Pond" but only Steve's was ever played live by the band. Simon House guested on one song.
STEVE LINES: Guitars/bass/vocals/feedback.
PAUL RICKETTS: Guitars/vocals. (went solo)
ROD GOODWAY: Vocals/guitars.
CHRISTINE COTTER: Vocals.
SIMON HOUSE: Bass.

THE DOCTOR'S POND #3: October 1985 to November 1985
The definitive and best of the many line-ups of this band. They played one gig with this line up and another with Dave Young guesting on three songs
STEVE LINES: Guitars/feedback.
ROD GOODWAY: Vocals/Slide guitar.
KEITH WILSON: Bass.
SIMON BEWLEY: Drums.
With guest:
DAVE YOUNG: Rhythm guitar.

THE CHAOS BROTHERS #2: November 1985 to July 1989
The definitive line-up. They split up after a terrible gig and vowed never to play together again
STEVE LINES: Guitar.
MIKE HUMPHREYS: Vocals.
DAVE YOUNG: Bass.
SIMON BEWLEY: Drums.

THE REACTION had a gig at Chippenham Neelde Hall on February 22nd and as their bassist was ill they asked Steve to fill in at a day's notice. Names of the others members are unknown other than Nick Galloway played drums and somebody called Nigel played guitar.

THE DOCTOR'S POND #4: January 1986 to March 1986
Rehearsals in The King George, Calne. Rod leaves due to his impending eviction.
STEVE LINES: Bass.
ROD GOODWAY: Vocals/Slide guitar. (JELLYMONSTERS)
SIMON BEWLEY: Drums.
DAVE SEAL: Guitar.

THE NEW MEXICANS #1: February 1986 to March 1986
THE NEW MEXICANS were formed by Steve Lines and Mark Angell as a ruse to get to know the female backing singers of a local band better. Louise Allen and Diane Doddington were invited to join the band. They rehearsed and recorded some material but due to lack of interest from Mark and Diane, Steve and Louise decided to form their own band.
STEVE LINES: Guitar/bass.
MARK ANGELL: Vocals.
LOUISE ALLEN: Vocals.
DIANE DODDINGTON: Vocals/acoustic guitar.STEVE LINES
does nothing for the whole of 1984. In June 1985 he joins Kev Barber's heavy metal band who are looking for a bassist
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